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Don’t Tweak ‘Nightline’ To Appeal To Younger Demographics, Ted Koppel Warns

Ted Koppel said this to Michele Greppi, but was he really talking to David Westin and James Goldston?:

“I think you do news programs based purely on what is important out there and what you think, in your best judgment, is going to have the greatest impact. Anytime you start looking at a program and saying, ‘Should we try to tweak what we do based on whom we’re trying to appeal to?,’ I think that’s a step in the wrong direction.

Now, I don’t know that’s where ‘Nightline’ is going to go. I truly don’t. But if they move in that direction, that would the wrong way to go.”

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